posted on June 10, 2008 14:13
Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, an expert in the field of service-learning in higher education, took South Dakota by storm the week of May 12 - 16. Starting in Vermillion, he spent an entire week traveling across the state, making stops at all major state schools, as well as smaller universities.
He saved the best for last, ending his cross-state trek in Spearfish at Black Hills State University on Friday, May 16. In a breakfast meeting with university officials, in a general assembly entitled “Service Learning 101” and in a special afternoon session tailored to university staff and faculty assisting with the GS100 First-Year Student program, Dr. Zlotkowski assisted the BHSU Community in learning more about service-learning, as well as creating ideas for how to implement service-learning practices into classrooms and in student activities.
Edward A. Zlotkowski, Ph.D., is a Professor of English at Bentley College, in Waltham, MA, where he founded the Bentley College Service-Learning Center in 1990. He received his B.A. in English and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University. He is the Senior Faculty Fellow at Campus Compact and directs the Compact’s initiative on service-learning in the disciplines. He has written and spoken extensively on a wide range of service-learning and engagement-related topics, and served as editor of Successful Service-Learning Programs (1998); Service-Learning and the First-Year Experience (2002), and as co-editor of Students as Colleagues (2006).